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VOTA bold & passionate

January 23, 2015 The rock band VOTA is using its music to rescue the helpless. Formally known as Casting Pearls, the group from Lincoln, Neb., is offering free concerts during its “Love Found Me” celebration tour. more »»

Clergy to unite at ecumenical worship services

January 23, 2015 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will host an ecumenical service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacra­ment. more »»

Trusting in money won’t bring security in a chaotic world

January 23, 2015 There is a single word that has overtaken contemporary U.S. society, one concept that defines life in 21st century America: Security. more »»

Race to elevator results in ride and some painful consequences

January 23, 2015 It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. My husband, Bob, discovered this a few weeks ago, and the poor guy hasn’t been quite the same since. It all started with a mad dash toward an elevator. more »»

Central PA Bible Conference to hold one-day winter session

January 23, 2015 The Central Penn­syl­vania Bible Conference will conduct a one-day winter session on Jan. 31 at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. Speaker for the conference will be the Rev. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 23, 2015

January 23, 2015 The First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg, 601 Walnut St., Hollidays­burg, will host the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and again Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. more »»

Business casual attire looks great until it’s worn in public

January 16, 2015 Did you ever put something on that just didn’t fit? Not because it was necessarily too big or too small or too short or too tall, but just wrong somehow? This happened to me the other day, and it... more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 The Oasis of Love Church, 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, will launch a groundbreaking Bible reading campaign called “The Story” at 6 p.m. Feb. 8. It will continue at 6 p.m. Sundays for 31 weeks. more »»

Church to air 3,000th radio show

January 9, 2015 Altoona Bible Church has been offering joy to radio listeners for more than 55 years. It comes by way of a half-hour radio program known as “Joy in the Morning. more »»

Helping hand will fail to make a difference if recipient is a fool

January 9, 2015 By Ronnie McBrayer Zen Buddhists use a descriptive phrase that we who are Christian should adopt as our own. The phrase is “Idiot’s Compassion. more »»

Style experts contradict each other on ways to look young

January 9, 2015 It’s no picnic being a “woman over 50.” I put that in quotation marks because almost every magazine and online article I come across uses that phrase ad nauseum. Don’t get me wrong. more »»

Eucharist celebration will not include wine during flu season

January 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Because of the seriousness of the flu season, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 To promote the pro-life message, Saint Francis University, Loretto, will hold a March for Life Jan. 22 for those who cannot attend the annual national rally in Washington, D.. more »»

Deadline announced for Ash Wednesday, Lenten services

January 9, 2015 Information for Ash Wednesday and Lenten services is due Jan. 30. Email news to; submit online at vnr.altoonamirror. more »»

Churches to serve free soup in winter

January 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Free Soup Program of Hollidaysburg will begin this Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethre. more »»

Individuals become free when they have nothing left to prove

January 2, 2015 Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher who penned the fabled book, “Zorba the Greek.” He was an incredibly astute, wise man with much to offer, even in death. more »»

When hubby catches a cold, he wants lots of loving care

January 2, 2015 Tis the season! The cold and flu season, that is. How do I know? Simple. My husband, Bob, recently came down with a case of something nasty. It started with a few sneezes here and there. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 2, 2015

January 2, 2015 St. Michael the Arch­angel Catholic Parish, 301 Spruce St., Hollidays­burg, will present its seventh annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. more »»

New year to begin with a blank slate

December 26, 2014 Happy Tabula Rasa! No, I haven’t become bilingual. (Although I do speak a pretty impressive Pig Latin.) I’m referring to a phrase coined by philosopher John Locke meaning “blank slat. more »»

Spiritual Notes for Dec. 26, 2014

December 26, 2014 The Faith Baptist Cafe at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., will serve its monthly free community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. . more »»

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